Cloudy and gray,
Road signs point,
Disaster coming our way.
But Your Love speaks a better Word!
One filled with Hope and not dread!
For You inhabit the praises of Your people;
For You are a Living God Whose Miracles
Continue to raise the dead!
Sing a new song, oh Your people,
Strap praise on thy thigh,
For the battle is the LORDS
When see through His eyes!
“O our God…we have no power against this great multitude (the concerns of our hearts) …nor do we know what to do,
But our eyes are upon You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 NKJV
“So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa (valley of the trumpet); and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah (praise) and you inhabitants of Jerusalem (peace): Believe the LORD your God, and you shall be established…” 2 Chronicles 20:20 NKJV
“…he (Jehoshaphat) appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of Holiness, as they went out before the army (the power of praise in their hands) and were saying:
“Praise the LORD,
For His mercy endures forever.”
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against (their enemies) and they were defeated.” 2 Chronicles 20:22 NKJV
Whatever battle or disappointment you find this day,
Remember the LORD’s Strong Arm is not shorten
Nor is He unable or unwilling to save!
Put on Your Strength,
O arm of the LORD! Isaiah 51:9 NKJV
“Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees,
Say to those who are fearful-hearted
“Be strong, do not fear!” Isaiah 35:3 NKJV
“Thus says the LORD to you:
“Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude
For the battle is not yours,
But God’s!” 2 Chronicles 20:15 NKJV
“Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.
Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.”
Proverbs 2:9-11 NLT
Bring on 2021!
Prayers for each of you and your families as we strap on praise and enter into His peace for the coming new year!
Poem and photo dbalog©